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 Post subject: Kestrel, Greater
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:04 pm 
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Greater kestrel yes, juvenile no... it is the adult that sports the light eye... the juvenile has the dark eye.

:lol: Here is one example, not juvenile, but neither fully adult... showing the transition from dark eye lightening up. You can also see the beak features deefstes refers to

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Thanx guys!!

You helped me a lot , now I can do it,

Here it is!

need identification, (snapped in Namibia BTW)

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Looks like a greater kestrel to me, Gregor — and a very nice pic! 8)


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 Post subject: Picture juvenile Greater kestrel near satara, juillet 2007.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Need help identifying this bird. :D Taken on the road between Potchefstroom and Parys this morning :D
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Looks like a Greater Kestrel to me Tilandi, nice pics!


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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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This was seen 28/12/2009 in Etosha
One of the Kestrels? :hmz:
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Can one of the experts please help :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Greater Kestrel - rufous with pale eye.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks Lizet

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 Post subject: Identification help: Raptors
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PJW - Greater Kestrel.

Happy New Year to you all,

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Lizet beat me to it!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Seen yesterday in North West (Ventersdorp area). Need help with Id please :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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It's an adult greater kestrel , Tilandi. If you zoom in , you can even see the pale eye , which no other falcon has....

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks Jon :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Please assist me with this ID seen on tropic of Capricorn loop Mopane area on 27/06

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I had it as a greater Kestrel but the books dont show it for this area
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi Wingman,

I'd also agree with Greater Kestrel. Apparently there are records of this bird ocurring in Kruger as a vagrant.

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